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Crowded in the summer, but beautiful and a great place to rest

This lake is gorgeous and offers many water activities and rentals. Given its size, it has lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Go for a run!

Gorgeous lake! It's about 3.09 miles around, so it's perfect for running or walking. The breeze off... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toledo, Ohio
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West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake is gorgeous and offers many water activities and rentals. Given its size, it has lots of different types of areas, from busy beaches to quiet reading spots. Everyone can find a way to enjoy it their own way.

Thank elleoa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous lake! It's about 3.09 miles around, so it's perfect for running or walking. The breeze off the lake is incredible. Do not miss this when in Minneapolis!

Thank katpilch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My best friend and I had the chance to come here for an hour or so on a beautiful day. The lake and parks around it are always clean and the trails are well kept. The beaches are beautiful and the play structures seem to...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a great spot to just take in the downtown skyline. The road completely encompasses the lake as does the bike path nd pedestrian path. a great stop

Thank skyhook115
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is yet another Minneapolis urban lake to spend some time at. The wide paved trails allow for running, biking, skating, or just good old fashioned strolling. The lake is right beside you so the lake views will be very enjoyable. Be prepared for crowds,...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for a walk (or bike ride). Wide paths, very clean, paid parking. At one end you can rent small boats and there is a order at the counter eatery that is pretty good.

1  Thank debrick79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here to walk about 3 weeks now. I have started running now. Since it has warmed up a bit I love it here.

1  Thank iesha28301
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I was pleased I could easily rent a bike from Penn Bikes for $28 for 4 hours and bike all around Lake Calhoun, the Midtown Green Space and onto Minnehaha Park and back. What a beautiful day. It seemed like half the city was jogging...More

Thank triharder9990
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This lake is beautiful! You feel like you are out of the city but as you are walking you get a beautiful view of the downtown skyline. To walk around this lake it is give or take 3 miles. You can rent bikes or paddleboards,...More

Thank dancer1989
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We both walked and rented bikes to go around this lake and lake Harriet. Beautiful views and amazing walking/biking paths. If you are wanting more than the Mall of America, you must take a jaunt around these lakes.

1  Thank Alana D
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August 11, 2017|
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Response from miniona l | Reviewed this property |
I didn't pay anything. As everyone has mentioned, free to walk, picnic in the lawn etc. I didn't pay for my street parking.
June 20, 2017|
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Response from JOANNA H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the infant seats...but they have bike rentals, its paved.
Chuck L
June 11, 2016|
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Response from mplsberg | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are kayaks at Lake Calhoun. You can check the Minneapolis Park aboard site for the fee structure but I recall seeing them there.